If Shares of NetApp Break This Level, Expect a Strong Move Lower

NetApp (NTAP) is preparing to test its support line. If it breaks this level, it will likely move lower. Learn when to enter a short position.

As the market continues to sell off this morning, traders should take a look at NetApp (NTAP).  The stock is nearing a support level and if it’s broken, a strong move lower may occur.

NTAP is a leading provider of enterprise data management and storage solutions. The company transitioned from a data center storage firm to providing software data management solutions for multi-cloud environments. It is poised to benefit from an increased adoption of cloud-integrated all-flash solutions and hybrid multi-cloud offerings.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of NTAP below with added notations:

 Chart of NTAP provided by TradingView

NTAP has formed an important level of support at $40 (green) over the past several months. The stock has consistently managed to rally off this level, and now it’s nearing $40 again.

If the stock moves beneath the support level, a trader could enter a short position below $40 with the expectation for a breakdown.

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NTAP shares were trading at $40.62 per share on Thursday morning, down $0.57 (-1.38%). Year-to-date, NTAP has declined -32.70%, versus a 0.95% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.



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